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Soup Kitchen Volunteer Hit in Face With Metal Pipe

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A male volunteer at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen took a few hits to the face with a metal pipe Monday afternoon, after he stepped in to stop a fight between a female volunteer and a soup-seeking guest, says to the Daily Pilot. Joseph Athelstan Patterson, 61, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of "assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury and misdemeanor criminal threats." Patterson allegedly took "a 2-foot piece of sharpened metal rebar," and hit the volunteer repeatedly in the face, resulting in injuries that sent the victim to the hospital.